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Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights, 2010

Published April 30, 2010

The April 2010 edition of this annual U.S. Trade Representative report states,

"This Report reflects the Administration’s resolve to encourage and maintain effective IPR protection and enforcement worldwide. It identifies a wide range of serious concerns, ranging from troubling “indigenous innovation” policies that may unfairly disadvantage U.S. rights holders in China, to the continuing challenges of Internet piracy in countries such as Canada and Spain, to the ongoing systemic IPR enforcement challenges in many countries around the world. Positive accomplishments recognized in this year’s Report include improved efforts by trading partners the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland, all of whom have been removed from the Watch List. Additionally, after successful Out-of-Cycle Reviews in 2009, Saudi Arabia was removed from the Watch List, and Israel has entered into an understanding with the United States whereby it will address key outstanding IPR issues."


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